Anderson County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:58,064More data
Estimate 2021:58,233 
Census 2020:57,922More data
Census 2010:58,458More data
Census 2000:55,109More data
Population of the County Seat (Palestine)
Census 2020:18,544 
Census 2010:18,712 
Census 2000:17,598 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Elkhart town:1,256More data
Frankston town (pt.):1,076More data
Palestine city:18,981More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:1,062.6More data
Water Area:15.4More data
Total Area:1,078.0More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:54.51More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:32.94More data
Percent Rural:67.06More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:18.8%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:73.8%More data
Percent African American Alone:22.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.2%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.9%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:57.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:21.3%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:18.8%More data
65 and Older:14.9%More data
85 and Older:1.2%More data
Median Age:39.5More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$42,444More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$2,478,790,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$54,515More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:20.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:24.5%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:82.1% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:12.0% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$52,590More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$48,215 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$45,799 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$44,146 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$42,335 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.4More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:5.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.610535More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$4,689,379,915More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,939,320,035More data
Total Actual Levy:$17,944,862More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$4,128,049More data
CY 2021:$3,244,561 
CY 2020:$2,820,965 
CY 2019:$2,529,946 
CY 2018:$2,852,877 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:98.497More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:85.489More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:258.737More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.823More data
Frontage Roads:0.434More data
On-System Subtotal:443.980More data
City Streets:165.784More data
Certified County Roads:896.355More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,062.139More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,506.119More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:253.234More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:240.288More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:517.542More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.646More data
Frontage Roads:0.434More data
On-System Subtotal:1,013.144More data
City Streets:331.071More data
Certified County Roads:1,796.906More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,127.977More data
County Total:3,141.121More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Anderson County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Anderson County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Anderson County»

Special Districts in Anderson County.
School Districts in Anderson County.
History of City Tax Rates in Anderson County.

Airports in Anderson County.
Hospitals in Anderson County.
Prisons in Anderson County.